Saluting our Olympians who did not medal:
Pam Marshall and eight others …
Jump (term used then)
LA Jordan HS /
Compton JC / UCLA
’50 national JC Champ,
two NCAA titles; 26-3¼ PR
Twelve years in the
LA Jordan HS: 1948 LA City Finals broad jump-1st
23-9¾; 1949-1st 24-3 *meet record; Two-time state champion: 1948-CIF
records show no distance; 1949-24-6¼
24-6¼ to win the NJCAA (pre-state meet days: *national championships of which California had 90% of the participating schools then) Visalia, Ca. June 1950
was the Compton
1956 Melbourne Olympics…
Van Nuys HS / Glendale
CC / UCLA
NCAA, AAU Titles; ’56 Olympian
Opted out of Olympics to enter dental school
Jerome Walters…880, Mile
Compton HS /
Compton JC / Pepperdine
*National JC record-
1:53.7; became USA’s
top 1500 man 4:00.8 mile anchor on *American record DM Relay
Compton HS: Walters was a two-time CIF cross country champion in
1947-48; 1948 CIF, state 880 winner (1:57.6-state win), CIF mile
Walter’s winning time of 1:53.7 at the NJCAA meet (June 1950) in Visalia, Ca. was a
*national JC mark, but Walters moved up to the 1500/mile and became our
nation’s best for a period of time. Herschel C. Smith was Walter’s coach at Compton.
Joe Faust…high jump
Culver City HS / Occidental College / Mt.
SAC / UCLA
Boy against men, he often won; 7-1¼ JC record; State title
Culver City HS-1959: 6-8½
Nationals 2nd 6-10
1960 USA Olympic
7-0 *junior world record;
1960 Rome Olympics: 17th 6-4¾
SAC-1962: Faust began
indoors against the big boys in the Millrose Indoor
Games with a 6-8 third place and a win at 6-10 in the LA Invite. Outdoors he
averaged over 6-10 in all meets. He also cleared 7-1 at a Cal Poly Pomona meet.
His 7-1¼ PR*national record came at the So Cal Relays (4/19/62). Mt. SAC Relays
JC-1st 6-11½, Mt. SAC open the next day-1st 6-11; West
Coast Relays JC-1st 6-10¾, WCR open the
day-6-11¾; So Cal Finals-1st 6-9; State-1st 6-8¼*meet
Relays-1st 6-10¼ Hilmer
Lodge was Faust’s coach at Mt.
Jamaica / Bakersfield
JC / San Jose State
Two-time Olympian, *world record-holder
Bakersfield JC-1960: A VERY
special BC alum, Johnson ran 9.6 to win the state 100. He went on
to set world, American, and collegiate records at San Jose State.
In the summer before enrolling at BC Johnson had run a10.4 100-meters at the
1959 Jamaican Championships. In the summer of 1960 Johnson placed sixth in the
AAU Nationals in 10.7 meters (10.5-heat). Rex Grossart
was Johnson’s coach at BC.
1960, 1964 Olympics: A two-time Olympian Johnson ran for Jamaica to make the quarter-finals
in the 100, 200-meters at the 1960 Rome Olympics. At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics he
ran on the fourth place 400-meter Jamaican relay team (39.49).
San Jose State-1961: San Jose Relays-1st 9.3 *equaled the world record-and
repeated the time two more times that season; Mt.SAC
Relays 100yd-1st 9.2 wind-aided.
Oakland HS / Oakland JC / San Jose
Tied three world records; selected T&F News USA Athlete of
Oakland Tech HS: 10.2yards, 22.4 yards
Oakland JC: PRs: 9.7,
21.0 non-winning. Ken Hallstone was Norton’s coach at
Trials: 100m-7th 10.6
State-1957: 9.6, 20.6
1958: Tied the world record at 100 yards (9.3) and ran 20.5 at 220-yards. NCAA:
2nd in both sprints; AAU: 100-6th; 220-5th:
1960 USA Olympic
10.4 (heat-1st 10.4) 200-1st 20.5*tied world record
1960 Rome Olympics: Did not qualify for finals
1968 Mexico Olympics…
Anaheim HS / Fullerton / UCLA
Fourth American decathlete to score 8000
Fullerton JC-1966-67: Sloan worked with Tom Tellez, Fulleton
assistant and later Carl Lewis’ coach at Houston,
and came to UCLA with best marks of 16-1 and 6-9¾.
UCLA: Sloan was the first Bruin to high jump
7-0 and was an All-American in the pole vault. He was elected UCLA’s co-captain
his senior year.
Records: Sloan held
the world decathlon event records at 16-7 in the pole vault and 6-11¾ in the
USA Decathlon Rankings: 1967-4th; 1968-69-2nd; USA Pole Vault
was 8,051 points-fourth American to score 8000.
WSU: As Washington State’s head track and
field coach since 1994 Sloan is considered one of America’s top decathlon
coaches and worked with Olympic decathlon champion Dan O’Brien and 7-8 Olympic
(’84) high jumper Doug Nordquist (Fullerton CC/ WSU,
currently Fullerton CC HJ coach).
career: Rick started
his coaching career assisting at Pasadena CC where he coached Greg Tinnin, the 1972 State Meet MVP (14.0-HH, 7-0 HJ). Rick
then assisted at Mt. SAC for one year before becoming full-time assistant
coach at Washington
State in fall of 1973.
Pomona HS / Mt.
SAC / USC
Four *national records at Mt. SAC
’68 Olympian, world
record, NCAA All-American,
Recorded 11 of top JC all-time 400 / 440 IH times
Olympics: The high point
of Vanderstock’s career was setting a world record
–48.8, in the ’68 Trials thus qualifying for the 1968 USA Olympic
team. He finished fourth in the Mexico Games in 49.0 (same time as the second
and third places) in what was then the fastest IH race in history-Britain’s
David Hemery broke every record with a dominant
Mt. SAC: As a freshman in 1965 Vanderstock
joined teammates Bob Seagren, Brian Johnson, and Don Shy to set a *national JC shuttle hurdle
record of 53.7. He was also the 1966 state champion in the 330-yard
intermediate hurdles-37.3, a time he also ran the week before in winning the So
Cal title. Vanderstock set *national cc records in
440-yard intermediates-51.2, 400m-50.0, and 330-yard intermediates
Olympic Trials (7000ft. plus altitude-South Lake Tahoe): 400IH-1st 48.8*world record
(49.2 qualifying *also under the existing world record)
Olympics-see first paragraph of profile
Rankings: Vanderstock left Mt.
SAC with 11 of the top 12
JC times of all-time in the 440/400 intermediate races.
LA Jordan HS / Long Beach CC
*National, state meet
records; SoCal, State titles
’86 National AAU 100,
LA Jordan HS: CIF 4-ATitle 24.59, Master’s Champion
Long Beach CC-1980: *National 200 record-23.56, State
meet: 200-1st 23.63 *meet record; 100-1st 11.86*meet
record; SoCal Finals: 100-1st 11.98w 200-1st
10.80w 200-1st 22.24w
Olympic Trials: *200-2nd
Olympics: Heat-did not
a little history, a
China late and penniless…
The 1984 Games in Los Angeles were China’s first
in 32 years. The 1948 team had been stranded penniless in London until Chinese living abroad paid its
way home. The 1952 team had arrived in Helsinki
too late to compete.
-The Great Leap Upward, Special Issue, The Olympic Games, Sports Illustrated, July 22, 1984